Monday, January 24, 2011

These Plates...

...painted by the hands of my children during a Christmas week outing,

Make My Monday!

I think it was Christmas Thursday that we gathered everyone  -- well, almost everyone; Kevin's plate is missing because we hadn't given him and Emily fair warning and they made other plans* -- and went to the Fat Cat Pottery, a little ceramics shop in the town down the road from us. We brought a mirror and a mission and just a little bit of goofiness, and came up with these,
 my Christmas presents from the children:

Super Family: Paul, Nicole, and Gavin (our little cherub)
I love that Paul sees his family the same way we do.  :)
Jon and Dominic
Dig the piano keys around the edge of Jon's plate.  And the Latin on Dominic's:  Ecce Homo; Ecce Quam Bonum ~ Behold the man; behold it is good.  (snickersnicker. It is!)

Michelle and Theresa
Shell is known as "Chicky" to her brothers and looks so pretty in just the shade of teal she chose.  I love Theresa's smile and her red glasses match her real ones.

Gabe and William
You can tell they had help... and we arranged for Daddy to
come and get them them after about an hour, because we
knew it was going to be a marathon event, with all the
perfectionists in our group.  And it was.  We shut down
the place, having spent about four hours there.

Anna and Cathy
Can you see who is the silly goose here and who is the prim and proper girl? 

I'm planning to group them on a wall but haven't decided where yet.  I'll let you know what I figure out.

*So, you owe me a plate, Kevvy...  Maybe at Easter?

Make sure and run over to Cheryl's for more Makes My Monday posts!


The Jaracz Family said...

Those are just precious! What good idea to group them on your wall. You have some great artists at your house. You're such an inspiring Catholic Mother, I can't wait until my kids are big enough to do some of these things. (But no hurry, either!)

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Cheryl Lage said...

Oh. My. Gosh. These are WONDROUS!!!!!! I adore them...such perfect reflections of the pictured-upon-the-plates....what an incredible wall (and set of heirlooms) you will have!

Thank you for playing along!

Bia said...

what a great idea ... and to group them on a wall would be just perfect!

Anonymous said...

Kevin is going to do his on paper just in case he messes up ;) And I don't know about Easter...people are fighting over me already hehe

MightyMom said...

oh what a totally awesome idea!! love it!